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National Science Foundation, 2020
Contributions from and innovation in science and technology over many decades have resulted in dramatic improvements to American lives, including enhanced living standards and life expectancy, better access to information and connectivity across the globe, and increased access to and affordability of consumer goods. The analysis in this report is…
Descriptors: Sciences, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education
Trapani, Josh; Hale, Katherine – National Science Foundation, 2019
The report provides a portrait of science and engineering (S&E) higher education in the United States, including trends over time and comparisons with other nations. S&E fields, as defined in this report, include astronomy, chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, earth sciences, ocean sciences, mathematics and statistics, computer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Indicators, Psychology, Biological Sciences
White, Karen; Rotermund, Susan – National Science Foundation, 2019
This report provides a portrait of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States. It examines pre-college mathematics and science learning and how that learning affects postsecondary and career outcomes. It also compares U.S. student performance with that of other nations. Data sources include the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Postsecondary Education, Career Readiness
National Science Foundation, 2018
"Science and Engineering Indicators" ("Indicators") is a biennial congressionally mandated report that provides high-quality quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. The report employs a variety of presentation styles--such as narrative text, data tables and figures--to make the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Educational Indicators, Information Sources
National Science Foundation, 2018
National Science Foundation's (NSF's) new Strategic Plan, "Building the Future: Investing in Discovery and Innovation--NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-2022," was released on February 12, 2018. To achieve NSF's vision of "A Nation that is the global leader in research and innovation," the Plan lays out three…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Scientific Research, Public Agencies, Philanthropic Foundations
Reiss, Susan; Garrigan, Kathleen; Mixon, Bobbie; Hunter, Dana; Quade, Brittany; Zaninno, Denise – National Science Foundation, 2017
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) decades-long investment in science and engineering (S&E) research helped build the backbone of the U.S. scientific enterprise and transformed universities and colleges into centers of scientific innovation, creativity, knowledge and discovery. It also brought about the benefits of scientific…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Educational Innovation, Scientific Research
National Science Foundation, 2016
Graduate education plays a central role in advancing the Nation's science and engineering research enterprise. It is also increasingly the means by which the Nation develops a diverse and highly technical Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professional workforce. The view that graduate education in STEM disciplines is an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Graduate Study, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation
National Science Foundation, 2016
This document reports on the proceedings of a meeting held June 16-17, 2016 in Arlington Virginia to identify key opportunities and challenges around the creation and use of open educational resources (OER). The meeting brought together different groups within the community of education researchers and practitioners to discuss the opportunities…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Faculty Development
National Science Foundation, 2016
"Science and Engineering Indicators" (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI includes an overview and seven chapters that follow a generally consistent pattern. The chapter titles are as follows: (1) Elementary and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education
National Science Foundation, 2014
The "Science and Engineering Indicators" series was designed to provide a broad base of quantitative information about U.S. science, engineering, and technology for use by policymakers, researchers, and the general public. "Science and Engineering Indicators 2014" contains analyses of key aspects of the scope, quality, and…
Descriptors: Sciences, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
National Science Foundation, 2012
Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising the major high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI is factual and policy neutral. It does not offer policy options, and it does not make policy recommendations. SEI employs a variety of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering, Tables (Data)
National Science Foundation, 2012
This document contains a list of appendix tables for the "Science and Engineering Indicators 2012" report. The tables are presented according to these chapters: (1) Elementary and Secondary Mathematics and Science Education; (2) Higher Education in Science and Engineering; (3) Science and Engineering Labor Force; (4) Research and Development:…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering, Tables (Data)
National Science Foundation, 2012
The United States holds a preeminent position in science and engineering (S&E) in the world, derived in large part from its long history of public and private investment in S&E research and development (R&D) and education. Investment in R&D, science, technology, and education correlate strongly with economic growth, as well the development of a…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Engineering Education, Research and Development, Engineering
Hale, Katherine – National Science Foundation, 2012
Research collaboration involving multiple institutions is a growing trend. Contributing to this growth are federal initiatives as well as practical considerations, such as technological advances that facilitate communication and opportunities for division of labor, risk sharing, and increased research credibility. One measure of this research…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Research and Development, Research Universities, Cooperation
National Science Foundation, 2012
Research universities, both public and private alike, are the leading producers of science and engineering (S&E) bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. They are contributors to economic development at the local, state, and national levels, performing over half of the Nation's total basic research in 2009, and they educate and train our…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Public Colleges, Educational Trends, Enrollment
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